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  1. Paul T

    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    His jeans, his rules, but if it's going to be an Instagram vote, best to have them all posted by Inoue, to reduce the number-of-followers factor. (says the man with no Instagram account).
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    Post your DUCKS!

    I miss this thread. I also miss Cotton Duck, who helped get my my first cotton duck pullover! In tirbute to him, here's my new three-pleat duck jacket, alongside the pullover, in a slightly different colour. This is from 2013, and although I thought it wasn't a Cone fabric, I'm wrong.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    A few folks here have seen my denim three-pleat. This is the Cone synthetic 1880s fabric, which is lovely. Gnarly but not overdone. Although I like, for instance, the TCB fabric which looks great from afar, it is very high contrast and super-slubby close up. The Cone in comparison is far blue-er, and subtle. Now of course, thanks to Spiraltoy I have its companion, the same jacket in cotton duck. It's similar in construction to the denim version - but not the same. For a start, even though they're the same size, the pockets on the duck version are deeper. It has some selvage detailing - although not as much as the duck pullover. It's a different fabric. I thought this wasn't Cone, but apparently it is, according to me anyway(!) Again, I thought this might be Turkish-made, but my 2013 story says it was sewn in LA Here's a story on the development of the first duck replica fabric. Here is is alongside the duck pullover.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    Are the hems chain-stitched? These are categorically not vintage jeans. What were they listed as?
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    those are a new design I haven't seen before. I don't see how they can be pre-1987. They don't have the look of fakes, even though there's a clash of different features. there were some weird Canadian-made Levi's in the early 90s that tried to ape a vintage look, so that would be my guess. It's not the lack of selvage that suggests they're much later than 1971, as some 505 etc had dropped selvage by that time. It's the irregular pockets, the look of the stitching, OE fabric and construction.
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    I couldn't either. Which on balance was a good thing. (great pair!)
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    @FreeCharlesManson your previous photos were fine! Why don't you stick with those? ? ?
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Was the deadline yesterday? I have more repairs to make, need to buy more cotton today! ... in which case I'll just update this thread.
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    Rushton did my furst Veldtschoen I remember now; what did he charge you?
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    Shoes that look better with age...

    12-year old Trickers, rebuilt by the Shoe Healer. Went for Dainite soles this time, for a bit more waterproofing.
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    Levi's Vintage Clothing

    With big thanks to Spiraltoy... this is my second 3-pleat. I've always wanted the duck version of this jacket. It's terrific. Same proportions as the denim, but this is unwashed so maybe a little roomier although sleeves are short. When I get time I'll post a comparison with the duck pullover. I think this is a non-Cone duck fabric - it's a dark mustard, rather than a tan colour. Somewhere way back in this thread I posted photos of them in the marketing showroom when it first came out, alongside a very distressed gingham version. I'm really happy s this is way more practical than the pullover, even if the mustard doesn't echo the tan of my recently rebuilt tricker's quite as well. Jeans are the TCB '20s.
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    Tcb 20s Contest final photos submission thread

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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Washtime! Ok, I am wearing these today. Alongside a LVC duck triple pleat I picked up via SuFu, for around $100. You should be able to click on any of these any magnify them a fair bit.
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    I hope everyone's having a great autumn. Mine seems to have been crazy busy, with a new job, then over the last week my nipper, once shown as a cheeky toddler on various threads here, went off to uni. In between all that managed to find enough sunny weather to dry those jeans, which came with me on my trip Saturday to say goodbye to T Jr. Along the way there's a bit of the greatest Italian deisgn.. my neigbour up the hill seems to have swapped his Ghia-designed Alfa for a Zagato. There will be a bit of a dump of photos here, starting with them before wash. I can't see what the photos look like until they're online (running out of disk space!) so I'll probably end up deleting a few from my second post. In an ideal world I'd have time to edit these; my Fuji doesn't give natural colours, unlike our dead Sony RX100, but I think there's at least a few photos here give the look of the jeans pretty much dead-on. Pre-wash, post repair... this is pretty much dead-on for colour. Post-wash... the whole of the knee area and beyond is all wearing through. WE will follow up with some more heavy darning, otherwise the whole lot will go. The last wash, right side out, brought out broken stitches all over.
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    Happy Jeans - Tcb 20s contest thread

    Just waiting for some goddam sun. But Lady T's expertise in repair has reached new heights. Usually we split the outside seam for a better knee repair, but as these are a bit wide managed to avoid that - and still got the patch flat. No time to darn the other numerous small holes I reckon.